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December 6th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

October 16th, 2018 | Baby,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Do you remember my good friend Glenys, who’s engagement I photographed in California? (Most romantic, well planned, beautiful day!!! ) Well, the 2 of them are 3 now! Little Arrow joined this world in June – basically a miracle baby en he is loved so much already! (Especially by his tannie Zellie. :))
Glenys came to SA for a visit and we decided to do a mini adventure day. We packed the car with baby stuff and my camera and off we went. I think creation knew how much Glenys loves SA, so it showed off a bit.
Glenny, jy is een amazing adventure mater. Dankie vir jou vriendskap en dat ek vir Arrow kon ontmoet! Hier is memories van die dag, altyd fun met jou! (En dankie Jeremy dat jy hulle vir ons geleen het! Next time I’m hoping for the full package deal that includes you.)

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October 10th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Ag my words are failing me again. Lindy is such a dear friend of mine, and seeing her getting married to Fanie literally gives me a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart. I witnessed how the families and friends pulled out all stops to help and make this day special for these 2. (It says something about you guys!)
The farm and location was perfect for the day. It is an hours drive from Graaff Reinet, with no cellphone signal. (It was also the location for Karoo Ranching filmfest I photographed a year ago)
Seeing Lindy going through the process of “becoming a bride” was beautiful. And WHAT A BRIDE SHE WAS! And Fany literally did not stop smiling. I LOVE SEEING YOU 2 TOGETHER!

Enjoy your images Fanie + Lindy. There are wayyyy to many for a blogpost, but my heart could not leave any of them out. Julle is freakin’ awesome! Lekker kyk en herleef.
Ek is opgewonde oor julle pad vorentoe. <3

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October 2nd, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Sometimes from the get go you know people are going to have an influence on your life. How glad am I that I got to meet the Nomavukas a few years ago! They challenged my thinking, they work hard to see change in their community, they make good coffee, love well + intentionally…and then they are SUPER good looking too!

Thank you SO much that I could photograph you as a family. I looooooove you! Keep on shining. <3

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October 1st, 2018 | Uncategorized | Subcribe to RSS

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September 30th, 2018 | Portrait,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Elke nou en dan gaan staan iemand stil, doen stock-take en vier dit was was…en dit wat kom. En dis presies wat Sylvia met haar 40ste verjaarsdag gedoen het. Ek kan my altyd vergaap aan jou geloof en dan al die stories/getuienisse wat uit dit vloei, Sylvia.

Nuwe seisoen mater, spring has sprung!

 

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September 24th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Guy + Bronwyn! What a joy to photograph your wedding day. It had a few tears…and MANY laughs! Thank you for being so real and loving each other so much. Julle 2 is awesome!!! Lekker kyk xxx

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August 7th, 2018 | Adoption,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Sometimes a visit from friends + shoot-lines blur. Lief julle en dit waarvoor julle staan, Werner en Juné!

#teamjoubert al die pad <3

 

 

 

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July 27th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Soms word ‘n grys dag sonnig gemaak deur die mense. Soos in die geval van PJ en Tanya. Winter het aangebreek in Stellenbosch en niks daarvan kon PJ en Tanya se stralende harte en glimlaggende gesigte demp nie. Hulle spontaneïteit is aanstekelik en hulle het God, mekaar en mense innig lief en dit wys in die verhoudings met dies om hul.
DANKIE PJ en Tanya! Hoe lekker was dit om julle dag te kon beleef en afneem. Lekker kyk! xxx

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Back in 2009, when I photographed my South African friend’s American friends’ wedding in Denver USA, I never would have thought that our paths would cross again in such a significant way. Fast forward 9 years and today I got to document them meeting their 2 adoptive children, 30mins from where I live. WHAT an amazing privilege! I witnessed so many moments today – it is actually hard to put into words!
Thank you Ben and Marybeth that I could share in seeing, experiencing and photographing the tangible love today. You are now a family of 7! (Two of their sons are back at home, waiting to meet their new siblings.)

Enjoy the memories guys! I loooooove how our worlds collided…

 

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July 17th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

My hart sing saam met die twee! Hul mooi, nederige harte loop oor in hul “looks” en hul uit-die-maag-lag was ‘n kenmerk van die dag. (En dit alles toegedraai in ongelooflike klere, detail, blomme en uitsig.)

Philip en Aletta, ek voel so bevoorreg om jul dag te kon afneem en te kon ervaar. Julle liefde straal en ek sien uit wat ons Pa vir julle in stoor het.
Liefde!

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July 11th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Julle het so vining in my hart gekruip! So dankie dat ek julle kon afneem en ek kan nie dink aan ‘n beter plek vir julle as om by die “wanneer trou jy?” show te ontmoet nie.

Julle storie praat van hoop. Ek sien die liefde. En weet van die geloof! <3

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June 26th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Wanneer vriende meer soos familie is….

Lief julle Giddy + Sons! En al jul kinders….dis nou sommer die honde óók ingesluit. <3

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June 25th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

I’ve been thinking about family shoots and the way I’m approaching it more and more that last couple of months. Yes, an all smiley family picture where everyone is looking at the camera is great. (Especially if you actually manage it with kids :)) But…that is not the part that makes my heart excited about families and family-life.

I’ve been thinking about my personal favorite images while growing up. (Most all of my albums got stolen, but that story is for another day.) Many times these specific images give little clues of the whereabouts e.g. where we lived and the things that was a trademarks of my age…or your parent’s age. One of my most prized images of my late dad, is one where you can see his deep laughing wrinkles. Was it his best angle? No. Could I see his wrinkles? Yes :) Does it make my heart feel something? Absolutely YES!

After the shoot with Wade, Gretchen and Guinnie (isn’t her name the best!?) Gretchen and I talked over coffee and some of her mom’s home made cookies. She told me a bit about her fears around the shoot and everything that isn’t quite “Pinterest looking.” The funny thing is, I registered 90% of those same fears just before I had a shoot done for my new site’s portraits. Some of them “valid” (because  everything ‘needs to be perfect’) but most of them just fears because I measured myself to others. It made me think of this quote: “many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.”

And back to the family shoots – it is exactly the fact that every family is so unique, that makes me enjoy shooting it so much.
So please allow your you-ness to shine. It gives the world so much flavour…

Grethen was so awesome to write down some of her thoughts. Please make sure to read it below the images!

Dankie Gretchen + Wade. That I could photograph you, get to meet you and that you were so brave in all of this. I looooooved your family’s flavour! :P

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June 20th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Ek het lanklaas so ‘n fun, energieke, liefdevolle gesin afgeneem! Hulle is gaande oor mekaar en dié Namibiërs het hul tyd optimaal in Kaapstad benut.

Dankie dat ek so ‘n stukkie van julle familie-wees kon beleef Smit gesin. Julle is next-level!!!! <3 

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June 13th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

What a joy to photograph this family at their house and in their neighbourhood!

Ek is met ‘n warm hart by julle weg Pieter en Libré. Die tyd en liefde wat julle in mekaar en jul kids sit, is sigbaar in julle seuntjies. Dankie dat ek die middag met julle kon deel! “Tannie aZel” het die SO geniet. Stuur seblief liefde vir die 2tjies.

Lekker kyk!

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June 7th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

I loved celebrating and photographing this little fresh addition to earth! He is already so loved and I am excited to see him grow into his life’s calling.
Welkom liefste Andreas! Jy het kosbare ouers. :)

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May 30th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Die familie het al diep so in my hart gekruip! En dis duidelik hoekom..
So baie dankie Karen en Rudi. Is net ‘n voorreg om julle as familie (en julle super dooper Kolkol cabins!) te kan afneem. Geniet julle foto’s :)

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May 30th, 2018 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Wat ‘n wonderlike Overbergse fees! Chris-Marié en ek was albei in Caledon op skool en hoe lekker is dit om haar smile so groot te sien! Die dag was vol liefde, vrede, smiles…en Pizzzzza!

Dankie dat ek julle dag en liefde vir mekaar kon sien en vasvang. Geniet julle foto’s!!! <3

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May 22nd, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Family moments in black and white:  closeness, love, energy, tall grass and Ankoles!!!

Daniel and Caren, what a pleasure and privilege to document you guys. Thank you for loving each other. Geniet julle “happy hearts” in “moody weather” foto’s!

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